Sept. 11, 2017

It's peaceful in LA now, but.... There are a LOT of new products coming this week. First, you'd need to be living under a rock not to know that Apple is announcing new iPhones on Tuesday. What you may not know is that many other companies are also announcing new products on Tuesday in anticipation of the IBC trade show starting later this week in Amsterdam.

In other words, by the end of this week we will have all kinds of new toys to play with, as well as a much better understanding of where our industry is headed for the next several months. This will be exciting.

Thinking of IBC, I have a blog reflecting what I'm reading in press releases right now and how it could impact us in coming months. It's my lead story this week.

I'm writing this newsletter on Sunday, with one eye continually on CNN's coverage of Hurricane Irma. I have lived through wild fires, tornadoes and earthquakes, but never a hurricane. My heart goes out to everyone in Florida and Texas struggling to survive the storms and rebuild their lives. I wish them the best.

There will not be a webinar this week - there's just too much news coming out of Apple and IBC. I want to take this week to analyze all these new products, as well as take a deeper look into our webinar system. In fact, my second story is a blog that brings you up-to-date on what is working and what isn't for our webinars.

Last week's webinar, though, was a chance to get back to something I love: audio. I presented Audio Fundamentals in Apple Final Cut Pro X. If you are struggling to understand how audio works, or just want to review the basics, this webinar is for you. I received a lot of compliments on it and have a variety of excerpts to share with you. But, for the entire package, I recommend you purchase the download - or check it out in our Video Training Library. This is a really comprehensive session.

But, in producing this webinar on audio, I discovered some major holes in our webinar system - both in terms of how it handles audio and in how we can deliver  webinars about audio to you. So, this became my second blog this week.

This time of year IBC dominates all our discussions of new products. So, last week on the Digital Production Buzz, we began three weeks of coverage of IBC, talking with companies that are releasing new products or new technology during the show. Listen to the entire show here or check out specific interviews here.

This will be an exciting week. I'm looking forward to all the new announcements, then looking forward, again, to chatting with you about them next Monday, Until then, edit well!

Last Week On The Buzz!
The IBC trade show is only days away. Last week, The Buzz got a jump on key announcements by talking with several companies who hope to make news with their latest products.

  * Michael Accardi - CueScript
  * Matthew Kellogg - StreamGuys
  * Charlie Dunn - Tektronix
  * Nigel Booth - IPV
  * Gordon Daily - BoxCast
  * James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS

Michael started by describing how to pick the right prompter, along with new IP-connected prompting systems. Matt showcased their new streaming capabilities, Charlie discussed how Tektronix provides gear for file-based workflows, Nigel presented a new version of their media asset management system, and Gordon described new streaming capabilities. And as always, James presented our weekly DoddleNEWS Update. 
Listen or read each full episode here.

Text transcripts provided by Read the written transcript for this week's show here.

New shows air live every Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Los Angeles time.

Tune in live here.

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We have a NEW Buzz Show Page!

Check it out here -- quickly listen to this week's show, or hear programs all the way back to 2010!

(Wow....that is a LOT of interviews!)
Apple Final Cut Pro X:
Audio Fundamentals
Last week, we went back to the basics and covered what you need to know to get up and running with audio in FCP X.
This session covers:  
* Display and read the audio meters
* Set audio levels and pan
* Edit and trim audio
* Use the Inspector for audio
* Sync double-system sound
* Edit and trim multi-channel clips
* Use Roles for audio editing
* Export stereo & multi-channel audio

Available as a download in our store, or as a part of Larry's Video Training Library. Join here

No Webinars This Week
We are taking a break this week to catch up on all the news and announcements from Apple and IBC.

Webinars will return next week.


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Remember, check out the webinars you've missed here, in our store.

» Thoughts Before IBC 2017 ( Commentary)
   » Thoughts on balancing new tech with the ability to catch our breath. 
» Webinars: The Search For a Better Solution ( Commentary)
   » A report on the challenges of providing live webinars on audio.

» FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Key Audio Terms ( Video Tutorial)
   » Definitions of key audio terms and settings.

» FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Multi-channel Audio ( Video Tutorial)
   » How to use multi-channel audio in Final Cut Pro X.

» FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Double-System Sound ( Video Tutorial)
   » How to sync and use double-system audio in your projects.

» FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Roles ( Video Tutorial)
   » How to use Roles to organize audio clips in a project.

» FilmConvert Unveils Their 2017 "Color Up" Film Competition (DoddleNEWS)
   » Six categories, with SEVEN awards.  
» EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Clarity

» Configure a 2017 iMac for Video Editing  

» Premiere Pro CC:
Use Two Monitors

» FCP X: How I Use Audio Roles
» View tutorials here
» FCP X: Workflow & Editing (v. 10.3)

» 223: Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X

» 231: The Power of CoreMelt Tools

» 229: Premiere Pro CC: The Lumetri Color Panel

» View all webinars here
» William Hayes:

» Matt Kellogg: StreamGuys Delivers

» Howard Lukk:

» Yvonne Russo: Producing is Juggling

» View all interviews here
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